Phases of the Moon and Ways to Teach Them

Illustration of the moon with an arrow around it and the Groovy Lab in a Box logo. The text reads "3 Unique Ways to Teach STEMists the Phases of the Moon"

STEMists are fascinated by the phases of the Moon.  Most likely you started wondering about the Moon in your childhood after hearing about the ‘man in the Moon’ and the ‘cow that jumped over the Moon’ in nursery rhymes.  Early childhood exposure to the Moon often brings questions, especially about the different shapes the Moon appears to STEMists on Earth. …

Our STEM Lab Notebooks Are Groovy!

Photograph shows a boys hands putting together a paper propeller helicopter with a Groovy Lab Lab Notebook open in front with the instructions visible.

Every month, STEMists receive a STEM Lab Notebook in their subscription box. Many lab notebooks are just a set of directions, but not ours.  Our STEM Lab Notebooks are truly groovy! Sure, our Lab Notebook has directions. STEMists will follow the Lab Notebook’s step-by-step directions for the investigation activities. However, for that month’s Engineering Design Challenge, the Lab Notebook does …